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The Rev. Joani Peacock, Editor for Emmanuel Voices: A Parish Blog

The Littlest Prophet

It will come as no surprise to many of you that I have been a bleeding-heart liberal from my earliest days. A teenage rebellion, I am sure against my tastefully conservative Republican mom and dad. A straight A student, I rebelled in hippy dippy ways. I skipped school to protest the Vietnam war. I served…

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Wait ’till you turn 60!

After being ordained as a priest for eight years, I was assigned as the Executive Director of Catholic Charities for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.  I was in my thirties at the time and going into the new position I felt alarmingly unprepared.  From the moment I received the assignment I wondered about the sanity…

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Were You There?

Wednesday this week was a history making day. One that will live in infamy. Depending on your generation, you can probably answer one or more of these questions: Where were you on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day? Where were you on November 22, 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated? Where were you on September…

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God Gets Little

A Christmas homily for both young and old. Some Christmas pageants have plastic baby dolls stand in for Jesus. But the liveliest of Christmas pageants have a real live baby! (As we did in our live zoom version with baby Ryan this year!) And when that live Baby Jesus makes his dramatic debut — all…

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